Yearly Archives: 2017

A special issue on laminated lake sediments is on the way

The open-access journal Quaternary has launched a new special issue entitled ‘Laminated Lake Sediments‘ edited by Profs. Bernd Zolitschka (Univ. Bremen, Germany) and Wojciech Tylmann (Univ. Gdańsk, Poland). Submissions are open until October 31, 2018. The overall goal of this Special Issue of Quaternary is

Posted in Quaternary Journal

Curso de postgrado de Paleoecología (2018)

La próxima edición del curso de postgrado de Paleoecología que se imparte cada año en el Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) tendrá lugar entre el 7 y el 18 de Mayo de 2018. Se trata de

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Biodiversity of the “Lost World” – Table of Contents

The book “Biodiversity of Pantepui: the pristine ‘Lost World’ of the Neotropics”, edited by Valentí Rull (Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Barcelona), Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia (University of Barcelona), Otto Huber (Museum of Nature South Tyrol) and Celsa Señaris (Venezuelan Institute

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Special issue on Mediterranean paleoecology and paleoclimatology

The open-access journal Quaternary has launched a new special issue entitled ‘Mediterranean palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology‘ edited by William Fletcher (Univ. Manchester, UK) and María Fernanda Sánchez-Goñi (Univ. Bordeaux, France). Submissions are open until October 31, 2018. This Special Issue aims to present

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A really old wine!

A recent PNAS paper reports molecular traces of a 6000-year old wine in the Caucasus region. The discovery was made by researchers of several American and European institutions on large jars reconstructed from pottery fragments found in newly excavated Neolithic

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Special issue on Quaternary mammalian fossil record

The open-access journal Quaternary has launched a new special issue entitled ‘Advances in Quaternary studies: the contribution of mammalian fossil record’ edited by Prof. Maria Rita Palombo, from the Sapienza University of Rome. Submissions are open until May 31, 2018.

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Overloaded? How to make days of more than 24 hours

Many people who permanently feel stressed because it is unable to fulfill their working commitments believe that this is due to the lack of time and uses to ask for days of more than 24 hours. I know two ways

Posted in Society

Promising breaking research…

An interesting paper on breaking research to be sent to your funding agency tohether with your next proposal. Gravem S et al (2017) Transformative research is not easily predictable. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32, 825-834.

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Effective science writing

Be honest. Think why you write, how and for whom. If your aim is fame and glory, you’d better move to best-seller novels. If your objective is to assemble an amazing cv to attain personal prestige and recognition, keep doing

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‘Quaternary’ is open for submissions

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the launching of a new open-access journal called “Quaternary” covering all aspects of Quaternary science. “Quaternary” aims to be a high-quality, multidisciplinary and influential journal in the field, for which we have assembled

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